Industry News

Nov 11, 2020

Freightliner electric models surpass 500k miles in real-world use

The 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s have surpassed 500,000 miles in real-world operation by Freightliner customers.

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Aug 31, 2020

California's New Low-NOx Rules Concern Truck, Engine Makers

The California Air Resources Board approved sweeping new emissions regulations affecting heavy-duty trucks sold in the state. An organization representing truck and engine makers decried the new rule.

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Aug 28, 2020

CARB Formally Adopts Low-NOx Omnibus Rule

California regulators have unanimously approved a sweeping regulation that will lower oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024.

The California Air Resources Board adopted the new regulation, which will reduce NOx emissions by 90%, after a daylong public hearing Aug. 27. The new rule drew support from state air quality officials nationwide, but was opposed by some trucking industry trade groups such as American Trucking Associations, the California Trucking Association and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA).

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Aug 28, 2020

Critics charge CARB’s latest emissions regs as ‘cost-prohibitive, infeasible, unenforceable and illegal’

California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to pass its latest truck emissions restrictions, the Low NOx Heavy-Duty Omnibus Regulations, following a hearing this Thursday, despite outcries from industry critics claiming the set of proposed rules are too costly, illegal and that there’s no evidence that the rules will actually improve air quality.

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Jan 8, 2020

Thousands of Commercial Trucks Likely to be Denied Registration in 2020 by California DMV

State Offers Help for Businesses Forced to Purchase New Equipment

Los Angeles, CA (January 8, 2020) – According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), there are more than 400,000 Heavy Duty diesel vehicles based in California who obtain registration from the California DMV.

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Jan 6, 2020

EPA Jumpstarts Administrator Wheeler’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative

Agency seeks input on initiative for cleaner emission standards for heavy-duty trucks

Marshall, Va. (Jan. 6, 2020) — At the Fauquier Livestock Exchange, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler followed up on his November 2018 announcement and took concrete steps to advance the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). Joined by U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman (VA-05) and a variety of stakeholders, the CTI rulemaking will establish new, more stringent emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. Through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), EPA is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders.

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Dec 2, 2019

CARB Approves $48M Allocation for CalCAP On-Road Loan Program

The proposed allocation is expected to enable financing for about 15,000 new truck purchases

Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2019) – On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives. The Funding Plan serves as the blueprint for expending the Clean Transportation Incentives funds appropriated to CARB in the State budget. 

The plan establishes CARB’s priorities for the funding cycle, describes the projects CARB intends to fund, and sets funding targets for each project.

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Jan 23, 2019

Three companies pay $1.4 million for violating air quality rules for cleaning products

SACRAMENTO – Three companies paid $1,436,252 to the California Air Resources Board for failing to comply with the state’s consumer products clean air regulations.

The companies are Kraft Heinz Foods Co. of Chicago, Ill., Mothers Polishes, Waxes, Cleaners Inc. of Huntington Beach, and CRC Industries Inc. of Horsham Township, Pa. All three were selling cleaning products in California that violated air quality regulations.

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Jan 11, 2019

California Based Fleets Left with Few Options

The onset of 2019 has brought with it a barrage of half-truths, lies and outright falsehoods when it comes to what California based fleets must do to comply with CARB rules for 2019.

While for the more proactive fleets who skipped interim on-road retrofit standards and went straight into 2010 engine technology, there is smooth sailing ahead for meeting the on-road truck and bus rule compliance well past 2023...for now.

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Jan 9, 2019

CES 2019: Freightliner Cascadia Trucks to Add Hands-Free Driving

Daimler Trucks North America will add hands- and foot-free driving capability to the latest version of its Freightliner Cascadia truck later this year, the company announced Monday at the start of the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Additionally, the sister company to German passenger car builder Mercedes-Benz will invest $570 million to develop fully autonomous trucks over the next decade.

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